Contractors Needed for IL Trail Bridge Coating


The St. Clair County Transit District is soliciting bids for the cleaning and painting of an existing bridge structure in Belleville, Illinois.

The submittal date for this project is May 14.

Project Overview

The proposed project consists of cleaning and painting the structural beams on the existing bridge carrying the MetroBikeLink over Illinois Route 161, as well as any further miscellaneous site work deemed necessary.

The project includes lump sum items for cleaning and coating structural steel, containment and disposal of non-lead paint cleaning residues, and railroad protective liability insurance.

Coatings will be applied in accordance with the Illinois Department of Transportation Standard Specifications. Surfaces will require a three-coat system of epoxy penetrating sealer, an intermediate aluminum epoxy mastic and an aliphatic urethane topcoat.

Surfaces that will be painted must be prepared in accordance with standards for Power Tool Cleaning (SSPC-SP 3), Near-White Metal Blast Cleaning (SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2) and Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning (SSPC-SP 15), as well as Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels and Non-Ferrous Metals (SSPC-SP 16).

The existing top layer of blue urethane must be removed to expose the underlying layer of white epoxy. The white epoxy layer will then be abraded prior to application of the painting system.

The contractor must possess current certifications for SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2. Additionally, abrasives must meet qualifications for SSPC-AB 1, AB 2 and AB 3.

Owner-approved manufacturers for this project include Carboline and Sherwin-Williams.

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